Cello made by Pierre Silvestre in Lyon in...

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Cello made by Pierre Silvestre in Lyon in...

Cello made by Pierre Silvestre in Lyon in 1835 and bearing the label. Rosewood pegs. Dark red varnish with a patina and slight cracks. Two-piece maple back with regular and oblique waves : 762 mm. Fork 403 mm. Length of the neck from the nut to the ribs : 274 mm
Good condition. No cracks or repairs. Replaced fingerboard
With old short endpin. Modern bridge, tailpiece and endpin
Sold with its period box in blackened wood, brass clasp, blue cloth interior. Three old rosin boxes by Paul Blanchard

Pierre Silvestre (1801-1859) was a student of Blaise in Mirecourt. He then worked at Lupot in Paris and at Gand père. In 1829, he moved to Lyon where he joined his brother Hippolyte in 1831.
This rare cello of 1835 is a characteristic work of the renowned master violin maker, flagship of the Lyon violin making of the 19th century. His instruments are renowned for their exceptional sound.
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